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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Lynn Man Convicted For Possession Of Firearms

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BOSTON – A Lynn man was convicted today for being a previously convicted felon in possession of firearms and ammunition.

Sean Meola, 41, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to being a previously convicted felon in possession of firearms and ammunition.

In January 2013, the federal agents and Methuen Police received information that Meola was looking to sell a large number of firearms. On January 14, 2013, Meola and another individual arrived at a prearranged location in Methuen. Once at the location, Meola sold to an agent three semi-automatic firearms, two 12-gauge shotguns, and 29 rounds of .44 caliber ammunition. The weapons were later seized by the federal agents. Meola, a previously convicted felon, was arrested following the issuance of a complaint in the United States District Court.

Sentencing is scheduled for January 2014. Meola faces up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Daniel J. Kumor, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Boston Field Division; and Captain of the Methuen Police Department, made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth G. Shine of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.